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Posted: 10/8/2007 7:07:52 PM EST
At first I was feeling pretty good. I got a new desktop so i could look down upon the earth:





Then I went looking for NASA solar system photos and came across a pretty decent size representation:




Then the earth started looking smaller:




Compared to the sun the earth is tiny:




Smaller and smaller the earth got until even the sun itself was getting smaller:




In the end even the sun was tiny compared to other stars in the universe:


I still like my new desktop though
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:31:56 PM EST
Wow. It's all about perspective, isn't it?


Mark.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:45:10 PM EST
And all that revolves around my girlfriend? It IS all about perspective.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:07:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 8:11:35 PM EST by -RotorDemon-]
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:22:43 PM EST
Pale Blue Dot

That's a picture taken from Voyager 1, taken 3.7 billion miles away from the planet.

I linked to the Wikipedia article instead of just the picture so that you can read the background....its an incredible picture.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:03:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:07:07 PM EST by PromptCritical]
If you want to feel truly small:

Four words: Hubble Ultra Deep Field

ETA: Now with video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcBV-cXVWFw
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:01:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
If you want to feel truly small:

Four words: Hubble Ultra Deep Field

ETA: Now with video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcBV-cXVWFw


That's a cool video.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 11:30:02 PM EST
Awesome, in the true sense of that word.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 4:28:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By M-60:
Wow. It's all about perspective, isn't it?
Mark.


So Mark, why can't YOU take pics like that?

O-Yea, you have a Cannon instead of a Nikon!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:06:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 5:28:11 AM EST by petagunner]
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:31:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By PCArms:

Originally Posted By M-60:
Wow. It's all about perspective, isn't it?
Mark.


So Mark, why can't YOU take pics like that?

O-Yea, you have a Cannon instead of a Nikon!


You give me a few hundred billion dollars and I will find a way. Of course with Canon gear you would actually be able to see the ORHTF shoot going on...

Mark.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:58:36 AM EST
Canon rules. I'm with M-60 on this one.
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